A garden no matter how big or small deserves a pot dog. It is small, barely takes up any space, and is sure to stand out. This DIY is to help you add a little more colour and a hint of cuteness to complete your garden. So grab some paint, a few pots, and a plant and let’s get right to it!




  1. Two pots of different size
  2. Acrylic paint
  3. Sponge
  4. Scissors (optional)
  5. Brushes
  6. Water bowl
  7. Marker
  8. 1 Plant
  9. A pair of old socks (optional)




Step 1: Stack the pots on top of each other and draw an outline of the face of the dog.

Step 2: Cut or tear the sponge, use it to paint the first colour onto to the pot on top according to your outline.

Step 3: Use another piece of sponge to paint the second colour onto the pot. Repeat on the second pot.



Step 4: Using a paint brush, sort out the finer details of your dog.

Step 5: Place the pots on top of each other and place the plant inside the first pot.

Step 6: Use old socks to create ears for your newly made pot dog, we promise you won’t be disappointed!



Ta da! This DIY is super simple, barely takes any time and is guaranteed to make you smile once you are done. You can even try out other ideas with paint – try making people, other animals, cartoon characters or just abstract designs… whatever tickles your fancy and matches your personality best! Happy painting and planting! :)